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  07/04/16 - NNHS Newsletter

In a chariot of light from the region of the day,
The Goddess of Liberty came
She brought in her hand as a pledge of her love,
the plant she named Liberty Tree.”

- Thomas Paine
(29 Jan 1737 - 08 June 1809)


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   This theme repeats every year that we're able. Happy Independence Day!

   Skip the above homework (you should know it by heart twelve times over by now anyway) if you really must, but please watch the following seven videos:

BONUS #1 - - The Star Spangled Banner - sing-along

BONUS #2 - - The Star Spangled Banner - Josh Groban, Concert for America

BONUS #3 - - The Star Spangled Banner - The Cactus Cuties

BONUS #4 - - The Star Spangled Banner - RhemaMarvanne - age 7

BONUS #5 - - The Star Spangled Banner - Jordin Sparks - Super Bowl XLII (2008)

BONUS #6 - - The Star Spangled Banner - Kol Ish

BONUS #7 - - The Star Spangled Banner - The Combined Choirs of the US Military Academies accompanied by the United States Army Herald Trumpets - Super Bowl XXXIX

   Happy Independence Day Birthday today to    Fred Hayman ('57) AND      Forrest Powell ('63) of VA!

   Happy Birthday tomorrow to Doug Johnson ('57) of VA!

   Happy Birthday this week to:

06 -    The late Gene Ellis ('61) (deceased 05/02/11);

07 -    Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA AND      Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC;

09 -  The late Adrienne Price Cox ('57) (deceased 08/20/06) AND    Eva Ellis Madagan ('61) of FL;

10 -   Nancy Gordon Schreier ('60) of VA AND    Bill Wynne ('63) of MD;

11 -    Bobby Maddy ('57) AND     Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN!

   Many Happy Returns, One and All!


July 04, 1941 - Nazi Germans massacred Polish scientists and writers in the captured Polish city of Lwów.

July 04, 1941 - The Burning of the Riga synagogues: The Great Choral Synagogue in German occupied Riga was burned with 300 Jews locked in the basement.

July 04, 1942 - The 250 day Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea ended when the city fell to Axis forces.

July 04, 1943 - The Battle of Kursk, the largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, began in Prokhorovka village.

July 04, 1943 - In Gibraltar, a Royal Air Force B-24 Liberator bomber crashed into the sea in an apparent accident moments after takeoff, killing sixteen passengers on board; only the pilot survived.

July 04, 1946 - The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland transpired.


Monday, July 04, 1966 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act into United States law. The act went into effect the next year.

Monday, July 04, 1966 - Footballer Minas Hantzidis (Μηνάς Χατζίδης) was born in Kettwig, West Germany.

Monday, July 04, 1966 - Actor Lee Reherman was born in Louisville, Kentucky. On 01 Mar 2016, he was found dead of unknown causes in his house in Manhattan Beach, California. He was 49 years old.

From My Friend, Daniel, of UT - 07/03/16:

“I am convinced that if we are to continue to have the freedoms which came of the inspiration of the almighty to our founding fathers, we must return to the god who is their true author. We need to worship Him in spirit and in truth. We need to acknowledge His all-powerful hand. We need to humble ourselves before Him and seek His guidance in all that concerns matters of state.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley
(23 June 1910 - 27 Jan 2008)

    From Nancy Winall ('70) of VA - 07/04/16:
  Happy Fourth of July, everyone!!!

   Thank you, Nancy - and to you, as well!


  From Wayne Vest ('67) of GA - 07/04/16:

What does the 4th of July mean to you? Well, everyone knows that it's Independence Day, but do you know the sacrifice and suffering that goes along with it?

Everyone has heard the saying, "Freedom isn't really free," and to find out we would have to talk to the men and women who paid the price and gave their all so that we could be free. Taken in content, I think we can safely say that it came at a very high cost.

Now, if you have tender feelings, you may not want to read this and go play marbles. On the other hand, we had draft dodgers, or cowards, that enjoy the freedom but ran to other countries and were pardoned for their sissy ways. As you can see, iI have absolutely no respect for them, or Jane Fonda, aka "Hanoi Jane". Well, that's another story, but I do have the highest respect for all our service men and women. Ask them what it's like to be away from their family for a year, to be twelve thousand miles from home, to be gone at Christmas and all holidays and eating c-rations or MRE's while everyone back home is feasting, putting your life on the line every day, and having your friends not come home with you.

Yes, I love my VET brothers and sisters, and we have a special bond that no one else could understand. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, AMERICA!!!

   Thank you so much, Wayne - and thank you again for your service! I believe the time you spent in Vietnam has earned you the right to express any opinion you want here.

    From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 07/03/16:

  Thank you so much, Catherine!

    From the Head Flagtwirler of 1965, Janice McCain Rose of Northern VA - 07/04/16:

  Thanks so much, Janice - so am I!
  Sitting on Capitol steps several years was spectacular !!
TV doesn't get to show the fireworks in all its majesty---

        From John London (Warwick HS - '57) of VA - 07/04/16:

  This is a plant (a red one). Please view large.

     Thank you, John Darlin'! Your image is stunning - as always!


“You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.”

- Yogi Berra
12 May 1925 - 22 Sept 2015)

BONUS ALL-AMERICAN CROCHET PATTERNS: - Red, White, and Blue Bunting - "Celebrate America with this patriotic pattern! Hang this Red, White, and Blue Bunting outside your home for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or even year-round. Use Red Heart Super Saver Solids to complete this free crochet pattern." - Stars and Stripes Cushions - "Our free crochet patterns are a perfect way to get into the 4th of July spirit. These stars and stripes cushions are a great way to decorate your living room for your 4th cookout. People will be asking you where you got them!" and - A July Fourth Crochet Afghan - "Support that red, white and blue by crocheting this fabulous 4th of July afghan. Bring it with you to the parade so you can display your patriotism." of July Coaster - "Set your drink down in style! Make this free crochet pattern for your next 4th of July party. All the guests will want a coaster for themselves, so make more than 1." - Meridel Abrams's Fourth of July Bookmark - "If you read, you simply must have a bookmark to mark your place. You can create your very own 4th of July bookmark using this free crochet pattern. Celebrate your book as you would the holiday!"

BONUS JULY 4th RECIPES: - Bacon Burgers - "Move over, fast food burgers! We can make these homemade bacon burgers right on our grills in no time. And since the bacon is mixed right into the ground beef, we get great flavor through and through!" - Firecracker Slaw - "We eat with our eyes, so why not add flavor and eye appeal to your coleslaw? It’s easy to do just by adding colorful bell peppers, celery and brown sugar." - All-American Pudding Cake  - "Hooray for the red, white, and blue! Our All-American Pudding Cake will surely earn you your baking stars and stripes! This scrumptious homemade poke cake, filled with creamy pudding, is a delight for your senses!"


From - 07/03/15:

Mother mouse and a baby mouse were walking along, when all of a sudden, a cat attacked them.

The mother mouse went, "BARK!" and the cat ran away.

"See?" said the mother mouse to her baby. "Now do you see why it's important to learn a foreign language?"

1. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - The NNHS Class of June 1942 meets at noon on the second Wednesday of every other month for a Dutch treat lunch at the James River Country Club, 1500 Country Club Road. PLEASE JOIN THEM. Give or take a few years makes no difference. Good conversation, food and atmosphere. For details, call Jennings Bryan at 803-7701 for reservations.

2. Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1966 will hold their 50-Year Reunion - OPEN TO ALL CLASSES. Friday Night: Meet and Greet at The Cove Restaurant, City Center, NN, 711 Lakefront Commons, NN from 7:00 PM - closing. Saturday Night: Marriott Hotel, City Center, 740 Town City Drive, NN from 7:00 PM - midnight in the Pearl Room.

3. Wednesday and Thursday, October 19 and 20, 2016 - The NNHS Class of 1956 will hold their 60-Year Reunion.

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Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe

                          Love to all, Carol





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Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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The Star-Spangled Banner

Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (01 Aug 1779 - 11 Jan 1843), 1814

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

"The Star Spangled Banner" midi courtesy of - 03/02/06

"The Star Spangled Banner" lyrics courtesy of - 03/02/06

"Happy Independence Day" Title clip art courtesy
of - 06/29/06

Animated Liberty Bell clip art courtesy of - 06/29/06

Quill Pen Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 06/14/04

Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of the late Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks again, Herbie!!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still missing...)
Thanks, Al!
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Thanks, Norm!

Air Force Seal clip art courtesy of - 07/07/06

Animated Laughter clip art courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA - 01/24/06
Thanks, Janice!

Jeffrey Holman's Image "A Drop in the Bucket" courtesy of - 05/23/16

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